Aside from offerings from Bose, the Sony WI-1000X earphones deliver some of the best in-ear noise cancellation we've heard. Their audio performance is also a bit more compelling than the typical Bose sound signature, and Sony has an advantage in that you can drastically alter the sound signature to your taste. Combined with the generous array of accessories, it's possible that you might prefer the WI-1000X earphones over the Bose QuietControl 30—they're the more music-lover-friendly of the two.
Sure, they could be a little lighter, they could last a little longer on a charge, and they could be a tad more comfortable to wear, but all that fades into insignificance once you start listening to music and adjust the sound to how you want it. As neckband earphones go you'll rarely find better than the Sony WI-1000X.
an excellent pair of noise cancelling wireless in-ear headphones. The inclusion of aptX HD will make audiophiles happy and the excellent noise cancellation are a must-have for travellers - just remember to pack a battery pack since the headphones only offer 10 hours of battery life.